Celebrating Diversity

We strive to work hand-in-hand with employers who recognize that newcomers bring broader perspectives and expertise to the workforce.

Many Saskatchewan companies get a competitive edge by hiring staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, which reflects the increasingly diverse mosaic of their current and prospective clientele.

SODS holds an annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of companies and individuals that have shown exceptional leadership in workplace diversity and have demonstrated an inclusive attitude towards new immigrants.

Do you know a Saskatoon-based company that should be nominated for one of next year’s awards? Would you like to nominate yourself or your company?

Nomination Categories

Nominate Now  Leadership in Immigrant Recruitment

Nominate Now  Excellence in Immigrant Integration

Nominate Now  Employer Partner of the Year

Nominate Now  Long-Term Employer Partner

Nominate Now  Individual Achievement

Nominate Now  Newcomer Entrepreneur Award

Annual Diversity Awards Gala

Nomination and Selection Process

  •  Self-nominations and nominations by third parties are accepted until December 14, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else in one of the categories, fill out the appropiate nomination form above.
  • The selection committee includes the SODS Executive Director, one member of another service organization for immigrants in Saskatchewan, the Employment Services Unit Manager, and one SODS Employment Counsellor. The members review the nominations and assign scores on the basis of the evaluation criteria outlined in the nomination forms. The nominee with the highest score in their category is declared the winner.
  •  Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 7, 2019.

Winner Recognition

  • Public recognition and networking opportunities at the awards ceremony
  • A plaque recognizing the winner’s contributions, to be displayed with pride
  • Media coverage – the winners’ names will be announced in press releases and winners’ profiles will be posted on the SODS website